Recruiting Areas: Connecticut, New England Preps
Marc Bourque, who has over two decades of collegiate coaching experience, is in his fifth season on the Marist coaching staff. For the fourth straight year, Bourque will coach the team’s wide receivers. He will also serve as special teams’ coordinator for the second straight year.
Bourque's tutelage helped fuel an outstanding freshman season from Juston Christian in 2015. Christian led the FCS in yards per reception and was named Second Team All-PFL, while Matt Tralli was named Honorable Mention All-PFL as a wide receiver and return specialist. The Red Foxes had their first kickoff return for a touchdown in 11 years when Lawrence Dickens ran one back 100 yards in a victory over Stetson.
In 2014, wide receiver Matt Tralli was named Second Team All-PFL after a 69-catch season – the second-highest single-season total in program history. On special teams, Lawrence Dickens was second in the PFL with a 23.2 yard average on kickoff returns.
In the 2013 season, three Marist wide receivers – Matt Tralli, Bart Leneghan and Armani Martin – caught at least 45 passes for the first time in program history. All three were named Honorable Mention All-PFL. Martin set Marist’s single-season record with 12 touchdown receptions.
In his first season on staff 2012, Bourque worked with Marist’s running backs. The Red Foxes amassed 1,665 rushing yards – the team’s second highest total in the past 10 seasons – and totaled 13 rushing touchdowns. Three backs totaled over 300 yards on the ground, and the team tied its longest run from scrimmage in program history.
Bourque coached at Western Connecticut State from 2003-12 and 1995-98. In his most recent stint, Bourque served as offensive coordinator for a team which set 20 school records in his tenure. He was also responsible for coaching the team's quarterbacks. Bourque also served as recruiting coordinator and academic coordinator. In his first stint at Western Connecticut, Bourque coached the team's running backs, quarterbacks, special teams, and was also the passing game coordinator.
From 2000-03, Bourque was quarterbacks coach, passing game coordinator, and academic coordinator at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was the tight ends coach at Columbia from 1998-2000.
Bourque began his coaching career at New Hampshire in 1994. As a volunteer assistant, he aided a variety of the team's skill positions.
Throughout his career, Bourque has gained extensive experience recruiting New England, New York, and New Jersey.
Bourque is a 1993 graduate of Plymouth State College. He is a member of the American Football Coaches' Association, and a board member of the Ryan McElroy Children's Cancer Foundation.
Bourque resides in Pawling with his wife, Michelle.